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Let’s unite to be ‘all-American’


I have reread your editorial in the Sunday, June 3 edition of the Daily Record, three times and I think, not only is it well-intentioned, but also very well written. Hopefully it does result in more subscriptions and more frequent advertising pages, but only time will tell.
Unfortunately there is a very small minority of Roswell and Chaves County citizens who will not accept the fact that the continued success of our city and county depends on the goodwill and deeds of all of us.
To cancel your subscription, or take part in an advertising boycott of the Daily Record, is small-minded and sends the wrong message.
Let’s once again be an all-American city!
Larry Connolly

Much to be said on war and violence


AH1100 – 1200 hours on 19 April 2017, a large number of Vietnam War veterans gathered in Artesia to commemorate the war. It was one of the most uncomfortable hours I have experienced. It was full of spin echoing the party line we heard from the government of the time. This is not intended to detract from the honor of their sacrifice and hell resulting from a war we should not have entered.
Our leaders claimed we were protecting the U.S. when we were seeking to restore Western control. It was started as the rebellion against an ally and colonial power. They were fighting for their own land against foreign power, like the other two revolutionary wars. The rebels won two out of three.
I agree that wars start over economic issues. War is the ultimate evil and greed, the primary force, is “the root of all evil” 2 Timothy 3:10. We call it the “profit motive.”
Mass insanity is a good description of a war. We keep waging war when nobody wins an argument or a war, but still we keep doing it.
War is evidence of shattered mental health. I was a veteran and graduate student as well as a former National Guard member when the massacre at Kent State happened.
Kent State was not the only massacre, but the Vietnam villages were massacred, and when discovered, the junior officers were left to take care of the fall like Lt. Calley who led a platoon in the massacre of a hamlet, My Lai. They could not have done otherwise without being court-martialed for disobeying orders. As usual, the action backfired when we used Agent Orange to defoliate the jungle by infecting our soldiers. We cannot rightly hold the junior officers accountable for its use. Did we learn nothing from the Nuremburg trials?
We did it again in Iraq, waging war on the people who do all they can to survive. Americans were verbally attacked, being blamed for “losing” the war and the veterans were the exonerated. I’m sure that the veterans of the war knew better. People, both in Vietnam and America, knew the behavior created enemies and that the problem was in Washington.
We entered combat for sure because of a lie, which was not the first and probably not the last. We made the same mistakes in Iraq, deceit and marking the killings up to collateral damage.
We must eliminate win at all costs and adopt the life principle, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.”
There is much more to say about war violence and mental health, but that must wait for another letter or letters.
G. Stanley McConnell

Go on a journey with author Doug Thompson


“Have you ever journeyed into the darkness of the underworld?” Our guest author has! The library is excited to be hosting Doug Thompson on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Bondurant Room. Working as an interpretive ranger at Carlsbad Caverns for six years, Thompson can pass on the storied history of the caves, from their formation to the behavior of the bats that live in them.
Overcoming his fear of tight spaces and heights, he learned to climb rope and went on to explore many of the deep vertical caves in the Guadalupe Mountains. He even became a member of the park’s technical rescue team and made a 50-story rappel into one of the deepest underground pits in the United States. In his book, “Underground Ranger,” Thompson shares his remarkable journey and how it changed his life. This is a free program to attend and the Friends of the Library will be serving refreshments.
For more information, visit 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., call 575-622-7101 or follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.

Allison’s Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


Before you open up your house to guests this Summer, be sure your carpets are clean. Preparation for Summer means cleaning up after a winter’s worth of shoes in and out of the house, Fifi dropping land mines, many a visitor not paying attention to mud, light carpets turning shades darker, spilled drinks, animal hair, dust, body dander, germs and most importantly, dust mites and the like.

The dust mite is a cosmopolitan pyroglyphid that lives in human habitation. Dust mites feed on organic detritus, such as flakes of shed human skin, and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. What this means is, the longer you wait to disturb their environments (cleaning carpets and upholstery), the more dust mites will establish themselves in your home. Even if you have tile, it’s very possible you could still be living with dust mites. Dust mites have been shown to worsen asthma and are associated with allergic rhinitis.

A very effective and efficient way to extract not only dust mites, but animal hair, dust, body dander (dust mite food), germs and allergens is through “hot water extraction”. Hot water extraction also addresses oily soil from cooking vapors, air pollution and grease tracked in from the driveway or garage. Hot water extraction does not void fine carpet mill warranties either. Actually, most carpet mills will only honor their carpet warranties if cleaning and extraction has been performed every 12 to 18 months.

Obviously, good vacuuming and cleaning habits can go a long way, but professional cleaning is very beneficial, and not just for health reasons. Aside from cleaning your carpet for sanitary reasons, a clean and sterile carpet can do wonders for visual, olfactory and tactile perceptions. Your carpet or tile will look, smell and feel better.

Spots, stains, soiling, oily soiling, pet dander, human dander, airborne pollutants, allergens, bacteria, dust mites, bed bugs…Allison’s Carpet & Upholstery. If you’d like to prolong your carpet’s life, enhance its appearance and just maintain the overall cleanliness of your home or facility, Allison’s Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning can do just that. Their highest priority is satisfying your cleaning needs for carpet, tile and upholstery – whether it be in a residential or commercial setting. They also do vehicle carpets and upholstery, tile, grout sealing and resealing.
Harry Allison (owner & technician) and his family, have been cleaning in Roswell since 1983. He has built a good reputation for honesty, professionalism and high quality work, and at a reasonable price most importantly. Harry enjoys using newly implemented tools on upcoming jobs. These new tools are designed to help clean, extract soil more efficiently and help with drying the job quicker.

Residential & Commercial services include:

  • carpet cleaning
  • upholstery cleaning
  • protecting carpets & upholstery with Dupont Teflon
  • tile & grout cleaning
  • grout resealing
  • vehicle carpet & upholstery cleaning
  • carpet repairs
  • water damage restoration services
  • pressure washing

Call Allison’s Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning today at (575) 625-2779 to schedule your appointment. They hope to serve you now and in the future for a wide variety of cleaning jobs so you can focus on other tasks.

Invaders sneak past Pupfish 4-3


The Invaders bounced back Monday night with a walk-off 4-3 win over visiting White Sands after dropping the final two games of a four-game series with Trinidad on Saturday and Sunday. The win gets Roswell to 7-5 on the year.

Local players fare well at Brynn Naylor Memorial

The finalists in mixed doubles at the Brynn Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament, from left, Tristan Collar, Mary Hagemann, Gabrielle Joyce and Ed Maidment (with daughter Chloe) pose for a photo Sunday. Joyce and Maidment, both of Roswell, defeated Collar and Hagemann 6-3, 6-0. Joyce also took down Hagemann 6-0, 6-3 to win women’s open sinlges and with partner Emmi Bulloch, downed Brianna Blaylock and Evelyn Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the women’s open doubles round robin. Maidment and Sammy Soza beat Steve Huebner and Steve Youngman in the men’s 45 doubles round-robin event. More than 40 competitors from across the state took part in the annual tournament named in honor of Brynn Naylor and all proceeds are donated to veterans’ programs. (Submitted Photo)

Roswell man reported missing Friday morning


A ‘sweet’ incentive for pie

Nicholas Snowberger, right, owner of all four of the McDonald’s in Roswell, is a good sport after taking a pie in the face from his brother, Chris Snowberger, who is general manager for the south side McDonald’s. Also pictured are Nicholas Snowberger’s mother, Rolanda Keene, social media coordinator, and his son, Joshua, who enjoyed giving his dad a kiss and sticking his fingers in the pie. (Misty Choy Photo)
Chris Snowberger, left, general manager of the south Roswell McDonald’s, explained that each month, his brother, Nicholas Snowberger, owner of the four Roswell McDonald’s locations, holds a monthly competition for customer satisfaction and always gives them incentives. of putting a pie in the owner’s face. (Misty Choy Photo)

Eli’s Bistro celebrates its grand opening

Eli’s Bistro had a grand opening April 26 at the new store at 3109 N. Main St. where Mama Tucker’s Donut and Cake Shop was located. Pictured, from left, are Redcoats Hervey Gilliland, Andrea Moore, Susie Roe, Danica McGonagle, Elaine Dotts, Clarissa Gonzalez Adams, Eli’s staff members Anthony Reynolds, McKeinsey Clees and Sylvia Padilla, owners Gerald and Cynthia Thomas, Eli’s staffers Serice Jump and Whitney Johnson, and Redcoats Rhonda Johnson, Sandra Stewart, Gina Grado, Gladys Ocon, Gary Thrine, and Kim Vasquez. (Submitted Photo)

Hot vehicles pose danger to children


With temperatures already on the rise with the official start of summer approaching later this month, parents and other child caregivers must raise their awareness of the importance of never leaving children inside unattended vehicles. The temperature inside a parked vehicle can quickly reach lethal levels in hot, or even warm, weather. Babies and other young children, and pets as well, are not able to escape a hot vehicle on their own.
The Roswell Police Department and Roswell Fire Department remind everyone all it takes is a brief distraction, or trying to hurry through a busy day, or dealing with stress or other emotions to cause a parent or other caretaker to exit a vehicle without thinking about a child who was along on the trip. Don’t let a moment of forgetfulness turn into a tragedy. Take whatever steps necessary to remember a child is with you, and certainly never knowingly leave a child in the car for even just what you think will be a short time.
In the spring and summer, temperatures in Roswell and throughout this part of New Mexico can regularly reach into the 80s and 90s, and at times may draw close to and surpass 100 degrees. And it doesn’t even take that much outdoor heat to create a dangerous situation inside a closed vehicle. With an outside temperature of just 80 degrees, the inside of a closed-up vehicle can quickly reach near 140 degrees, according to researchers.
Under the spring and summer sun, it takes only 10 minutes for the temperature in a vehicle to rise 20 degrees. And leaving a window open a crack or parking in the shade aren’t sufficient safeguards. Trapped inside a vehicle, a child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s. A child usually dies from heatstroke when his or her body temperature reaches 107 degrees, according to experts.
Sadly, nationwide there were 39 heatstroke deaths of children in hot vehicles in 2016 and there have been nine such deaths through May this year. Since 1998, the nation has averaged an annual total of 37 heatstroke deaths of children in hot vehicles. From 1998 through 2016, New Mexico has recorded nine of those deaths, placing the state 10th in the country on the list of most deaths per capita when it comes to child heatstroke in vehicles.
Most parents cannot imagine themselves leaving, even accidentally, their child in a hot vehicle. Yet statistics show more than half of the instances of child deaths in hot vehicles occurred after the child was accidentally or unknowingly left in the vehicle. Remember, young children, especially babies, often fall asleep in their car seats, becoming quiet little passengers. For babies in rear-facing child seats, their seats – whether occupied or not – look the same when seen by someone in the front seat.
The second most common instance of children dying in hot vehicles is when children get into the vehicle on their own, thinking it would be a fun spot to play or simply satisfy their curiosity. Never leave children alone in and around vehicles, lock vehicles when you leave them, and do not leave keys or remote door openers where a child can get them.
Here are some other tips from KidsandCars.org:
• Put something you’ll need to take with you from the vehicle – cell phone, purse, brief case, ID – on the floorboard in the back seat. It will force you to pay attention to what – and perhaps who – is in the back of the vehicle.
• If you and the child usually travel without other passengers, keep a large stuffed animal in the child’s car seat when it’s not occupied. When the child is placed in the seat, put the stuffed animal in the front passenger seat as a visual reminder that the child is in the child safety seat.
• Get in the habit of always opening the back door of your vehicle every time you reach your destination to make sure no child has been left behind.
• When a child is missing, check inside vehicles and vehicle trunks immediately.
• If you see a child alone in a vehicle, get involved. If they are hot or seem sick, get them out as quickly as possible. Call 911 immediately.

Holiday Inn and Suites holds grand opening

The Holiday Inn and Suites hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marking the grand opening of the hotel at 3 Military Heights Drive. Pictured, from left, are Redcoats Gina Grado, Gary Thrine, Kim Vasquez, Danica McGonagle, Elaine Dotts, Victor Delgado, Jerald Yingling, Redcoat president Rhonda Johnson, Candace Lewis of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Jill Cleveland of Holiday Inn Express & Suites, owner Iqbal Singh, Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh, Zane Bergman, Satish Narayan, owner Ginda Singh, Russ Meisner, Shane Hall of the board of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, and Redcoats Yukie Ibarra, Hervey Gilliland, Lydia Lara, Stacie Carroll, Ernie Orona, Gladys Ocon, Sandra Stewart and Anjy Cooper. (Submitted Photo)

Ike’s Rent to Buy hosts re-grand opening

Ike’s Rent to Buy had a re-grand opening/ribbon cutting event Friday. Pictured, from left, are Redcoats Lydia Lara, Stacie Carroll, Gina Grado, Rhonda Johnson, store owner Risa Blackwell, store manager Jason Sandoval, Candace Lewis of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, and Redcoats Kim Vasquez, Danica McGonagle, Yukie Ibarra, Gladys Ocon and Hervey Gilliland. (Submitted Photo)

Marriage Licenses for May


Dolan Dustin W., Casaus Kara N., 05/31/2017,
Hudson Nicholas Gage, Medina Mendez Gisela Iveth, 05/31/2017,
Najera Alfredo Cesar, Romero Guevara Rosalinda, 05/30/2017,
Naranjo Christopher M., Thornton Rhonda J., 05/30/2017,
Perry Ryan C., Lucero Isabel, 05/30/2017
Vigil G. Gabriel, Ly Thuy T., 05/26/2017
Madrid Victor Alex Jr., Grajeda Anna Maria, 05/26/2017,
Valadez Andrew James, Bundy Jessica L. 05/26/2017,
Nguyen Dornan Trieu, Le Thanh N., 05/26/2017,
Fonseca Juan M., Ojeda Beatriz, 05/25/2017,
Hilty Nathan Ray, Banks Jessica Lynn, 05/25/2017,
Medina-Romero Juan C., Castillo Daniela, 05/25/2017,
Gonzalez Manuel V., Page Michell Ranee, 05/23/2017,
Escalona Gallardo Daniel, Wilson Sabrina M., 05/22/2017,
Eisenbise Benjamin J., Carroll Stacie S., 05/22/2017,
Jimenez Bartolo C., Olmedo Lou Anne, 05/19/2017,
Jefferson Brian D., Nevarez Bianca V. 05/19/2017,
Heath Gregory H., Daniel Moriah A., 05/18/2017,
Ortiz Johnny R. III, Dominguez Lisa M., 05/18/2017,
Eaker James R., Torres Leandra J., 05/18/2017,
Reyes Jose Carlos, Hernandez Jessica Leigh, 05/17/2017,
Rosales Armando Jr., Rodriguez Mireya M., 05/17/2017,
Sotelo Diaz Pedro David, Albarran Romero Susana, 05/17/2017,
Latimer Ryan Lee, Jones Jennifer Danelle, 05/17/2017,
Hensley Andrew Neil, Booe Katelyn Catrina, 05/16/2017,
Navarro-Rodriguez Juan Antonio, Rodriguez Flor Marya, 05/16/2017,
Romero Gustavo, Solis Karla J., 5/15/2017,
Fisher Caleb James, Cassels Lexi Kate, 05/13/2017,
Hart Kevin Christopher, Stokes Brittnie Nicole, 05/12/2017,
Ortega Roman, Talbert Deneen L., 05/11/2017,
Sosa Joshua A., Chavez Melina, 05/11/2017,
Portio Curtis R., Newton Erica N. 05/10/2017,
Polanco Hernandez Luis Alonso, Aguirre Yesenia Sarai, 05/09/2017,
Rodriguez Robert J., Benton Sara Michelle, 05/09/2017,
Gomez Pompa Gregorio, Barraza Lorena, 05/09/2017,
Rodriguez Jacob, Jauregui Amanda L., 05/09/2017,
Richter Steven Don, Martin Christine Tyson, 05/08/2017,
Nava Isaac, Orona-Gonzales Cendy, 05/05/2017,
Bowen Randy W., Garcia Tamara L., 05/04/2017,
Ray Jermey L., Boughton Cheyanna Marie, 05/04/2017,
Hermanson Traver W., Salas Tiffany Renee, 05/04/2017,
Stogden Christopher C., Corn Megan, 05/03/2017,
Juarez Lee Roy, Martinez Casandra J., 05/03/2017,
Helmstetler Allen D., Barrows Wronnie, 05/02/2017,
Woody John H., Delgado Charlene I., 05/02/2017,
Hernandez Linda Lizette, Cruz Laura, 05/02/2017,
Eldridge Travis L., Angelos Kaitlin N. 05/02/2017
Deason Mandyie D., Flores Jerry G., 05/01/2017,
Gaytan Miguel A., Mendoza Cereceres Karla, , 05/01/2017.

Free Duo Brazil Brilliance concert returns to Roswell


The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art is bringing back its Duo Brazil Brilliance concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at 409 E. College Blvd. Admission is free.

Ira Winkler


Ira Winkler, 82, passed away on June 3, 2017, in Roswell, NM. As per his specific instructions, no funeral services will be held. A tribute of Ira’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On June 30, 1934, Ira Winkler was born to Edward Jasper Winkler and Frankie Agnes Peter in Roswell, NM. After high school, Ira joined the United States National Guard. He married the love of his life, Leona Hudson Winkler on October 7, 1966, in Roswell, NM. They shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. Ira was a devoted, tender-hearted, loving husband, father and grandfather.
Ira was one of the most faithful and committed members of Trinity Apostolic Faith Church in Roswell, NM. Ira worked as a ranch hand at JP White Ranch for many years and was retired from Roswell Industrial Air Center-Roswell, NM. He was a friendly and outgoing man that will be missed by many friends.
Those left to cherish Ira’s memory are his loving wife of 50 years, Leona Winkler; children: Kathleen (Kathy Judd) McPherson and husband, Gary of Deatsville, AL, Lisa Judd widow of Robert of Dakota, MN; sisters-in-law: Lillie Winkler and Judith Winkler; grandchildren: Sam Judd of Madison, WI, Annie Molitar of Winona, MN, Ricky Huckabee and wife, Mochelle of Burnsville, NC, Wendy Broyles and husband, Jonathan of Headland, AL; numerous great-grandchildren; blessed by many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ira in death are his son, Robert Judd; grandson Niklaus Judd; parents: Ed and Frankie Winkler; siblings: Edna Johnson, Joyce Winkler, Jake Winkler, Bob Winkler and twin brother, Ara Winkler.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at ENMC-Roswell for their compassion, support and professionalism.
In lieu of flower, family requests donations to be made to Gideon’s Bibles.

It’s time to power lunch; Join Thursday’s event and get motivated in life

Walter Nusbaum, right, owner of The Nusbaum Group and author of numerous books, demonstrates a trust exercise with Lendell Nolan, left, to the audience at a past power lunch event. (Submitted Photo)

Do you ever sit at your desk and just stare off into space, maybe feeling a little overwhelmed with your to-do list, with all the deadlines to meet? Yet, you still continue to sit there feeling unmotivated?

Remembering “The Roswell Way”; Newsletter published on June 15, 1921 shows city’s way of life

Pictured is the “Roswell Juvenile Band” who played at the First Thursday-Half Day picnic on June 1921. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored this band in return for them to play at 26 concerts throughout the season at dates specified by the Chamber of Commerce. No musician was over 16 years old and their “repertoire was exceptional.” (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico)

See ‘Beauty and the Beast’ come to life

Summer Souza is Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical, a production of Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company. (Charity Czechorski Photo)
Will Belle (Summer Souza) be able to save the Beast and the enchanted objects in his castle before the last rose petal falls? (Charity Czechorski Photo)

No summer slowdown around here

Roswell sophomore Jasia Reese chases down a loose ball during a scrimmage against the Grants Pirates Saturday in the Coyote Den. (AJ DIckman Photo)

Alvarez gains worldview through teaching; Goddard High grad gives advice on taking that leap of faith

After seeing the broader world, Nick Alvarez is glad to be home preparing to expand his education. He is preparing to demonstrate an app he used to remain in contact with the friends he made while living in Korea. (Curtis Michaels Photo)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to pursue your dreams, Nick Alvarez has some perspective to share with you. After graduating from Goddard High School in 2009, he got busy living.


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